May 12th, 2013
WILLIAMSPORT - A grand jury delivered a superseding indictment against the man charged with the gunpoint carjacking of an Emporium bank employee he blamed for the loss of his home in a mortgage foreclosure.
Due to numerous bear sightings within the Borough of Ridgway the Pennsylvania Game Commission is advising all bird feed, garbage and other food sources be removed from yards or areas accessible to bears.
Tamara S. Johnson, 52, of Quarryville, entered into rest on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Mount Joy Hospice Center. Born in York County, she was the daughter of Frank and Connie (Shilling) Hughes. She was married to George â€śMartyâ€ť Johnson of Quarryville for 23 years.
Tamara was a member of Clearfield United Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband and parents, Tamara is survived by two sons: Joshua Johnson of Willow Street; and Justin Johnson of Quarryville. Also surviving is a sister, Cindy Vick.
The Concert Choir of Elk County will pay tribute to the outstanding achievements in the music industry as they perform a variety of award winning songs during "A Night at the Grammy's", a dinner and song show, taking place May 16-18 starting at 6 p.m. at the Royal Inn in Ridgway.
JOHNSONBURG â€” The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch and the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders captured their respective Elk County Track and Field Championship Thursday afternoon at the championship meet held at the Johnsonburg Track and Field complex.
The Dutchmen won the boys' title with 82 points. Elk Catholic was second with 59 points while the Johnsonburg team finished with 48.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday morning at the Ridgway Reservoir to unveil an educational sign depicting the effects of acid rain on the Big Mill Creek Watershed.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ In order to meet guidelines set forth by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the Johnsonburg Area School District Board of Directors on Thursday night approved an increase in lunch prices.
PITTSBURGH â€“ A detention hearing is set for the man charged with kidnapping a Clarion teen and driving her across state lines "for the purpose of engaging in unlawful sexual activity with her."
Willard J. "Willy" Kennedy Jr., 57, of Jacksonville, N.C and formerly of Johnsonburg, died on May 6, 2013 due to an automobile accident.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1955 in Ridgway, the son of Willard J. "Buster" Kennedy, Sr. and Constance A. (Simchick) Kennedy.
Willy had been a life long resident of Johnsonburg until the last few years in which he had resided in North Carolina. A 1974 graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, he was also a member of the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. He was a proud member of AA and NA for more than 20 years.
The 9th Annual Trout Derby and Geocaching "Fish" Run will be held Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12.